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feed a state senator who was under scandal, who saw barack obama win the u.s. senate race because his main opponent took his wife to strip clubs who won the presidency after eight years of george w. bush. i don't think he's had his back against the wall. i love it. it's fascinating to see the character of this man and see how he responds. >> well, you know, you can't show up to the next debate if you're the president of the united states clearly accompanied by a level of disdain that was so apparent visually. what am i doing here with this guy? he had absolutely no respect for mitt romney. you know, you hear that over and over again internally, but he showed it visually. he showed it when he was on stage with governor romney the other night. he cannot show up like that again. >> it was also a strategy, though. he was playing four corners offense. he felt like he had a lead and took the air out of the ball. he can't afford to do that. there's still four weeks left. he'll be a totally different guy in the next debate. >> i don't think so. i think he arises to the occasion and it will be
've ever seen him. one person who was close to him said he got the sense that senator obama really wondered if he would be able to continue in politics. >> that was the clip from front lines, the choice 2012, which premiers tomorrow night on pbs and here with us now, the producer, whose team spent the last year interviewing some 100 friends, family and other experts on the candidates. >> it looks like a great, great documently. i would love to see it, but for the fact it's on pbs, looks like it will be defunded. >> not if big bird has his way. >> that is so fascinating, the part of the obama story we don't hear a lot about. like bill clinton's 1980 lost. like george w. bush's 1978 loss. that's where they lose. >> romney got annihilateded by ted kennedy. just devastated. it is an eye opener to watch him in his very first debate get completely slaughtered. it was amazing and everybody in our film says that was the moment. where he said wait a minute, i better grow up. >> so, he responded one way. president obama responded another? >> well, obama had a different problem, too, which is that mic
down and that does help republicans down the ballot, it means they will pick up senate seats, and they're not going to lose as many house seats as maybe they worried about predebate. >> giving the obama campaign or the inability to let the debate go in terms of the dialogue, what do you hear about the cold hand of fear grabbing chicago? >> well, it is. and it's funny, look, whenever there's a bad moment in a campaign, then suddenly fingers begin pointing, so then there is what's going on with debate prep, how come that didn't go well, that's just naturally someone that was part of it not wanting to take full blame. so there it's a little bit of that. i think you're going to see internally that nothing's changed. but i'm hearing chatter that maybe some people from the last debate are going to at least get involved in the debate prep process. he will bring in some of these sharpest communicators to do that. >> and of course as i said to my friends in the obama administration, every administration as many seasons, every campaign has many seasons, last week, a lot of people were saying thi
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